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The Hempcrete Book : Designing and Building with Hemp-Lime
by William Stanwix and Alex Sparrow


Overview - Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It s made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fiber growing); it can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation; it s breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture to regulate internal humidity and avoid trapped moisture and mold growth; it provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and thermal mass; it s lightweight and reduces construction costs; and it s environmentally friendly it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn t require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It s made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fiber growing); it can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation; it s breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture to regulate internal humidity and avoid trapped moisture and mold growth; it provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and thermal mass; it s lightweight and reduces construction costs; and it s environmentally friendly it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn t require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation. This book is a detailed practical manual for professionals and self-builders, detailing how to source and make hempcrete and other hemp-lime composites, and how to use them in new builds and restoration. "The Hempcrete Book" provides a full explanation of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, and includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of completed builds, with design notes."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780857841209
  • ISBN-10: 0857841203
  • Publisher: Uit Cambridge Ltd.
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 368

Series: Sustainable Building

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